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Akademy (capitalized as aKademy before 2009) is an annual contributors and users conference of the KDE community. Akademy is held at varying venues in Europe.

While Akademy usually takes place late summer or early autumn and is always held in Europe, Camp KDE, another contributors conference of the KDE community, is held in the Americas.


Akademy 2008 logo

The numbers below are the participation at the Akademy 2008.[1]

Conference history

Codenamed Year Venue Date
KDE One 1997 Arnsberg, Germany 8/28–9/01
KDE Two 1999 Erlangen, Germany 10/07–10/10
KDE Three Beta 2000 Trysil, Norway 7/09–7/19
KDE Three[2] 2002 Nürnberg, Germany 2/25–3/04
Kastle 2003 Nové Hrady, Czech Republic 8/22–8/30
aKademy 2004 2004 Ludwigsburg, Germany 8/21–8/29
aKademy 2005 2005 Málaga, Spain 8/26–9/4
aKademy 2006 2006 Dublin, Ireland 9/23–9/30
aKademy 2007 2007 Glasgow, Scotland 6/30–7/7
aKademy 2008 2008 Sint-Katelijne-Waver, Belgium 8/9–8/15
"Gran Canaria Desktop Summit", co-located with GUADEC 2009 Gran Canaria, Spain, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus 7/3–7/11
Akademy 2010 2010 Tampere, Finland 7/3–7/10
Desktop Summit, combined with GUADEC 2011 Berlin, Germany, Humboldt University of Berlin 8/6–8/12
Akademy 2012 2012 Tallinn, Estonia 6/30–7/6
Akademy 2013 2013 Bilbao, Spain 7/13–7/19
Akademy 2014 2014 Brno, Czech Republic 9/6–9/12
Akademy 2015 2015 A Coruña, Spain 7/25-7/31
QtCon, together with FSFE, VideoLAN and The Qt Company 2016 Berlin, Germany 9/2-9/8
Akademy 2017 2017 Almeria, Spain 7/22-7/27
Akademy 2018 2018 Vienna, Austria 8/11-8/17
Akademy 2019 2019 Milano, Italy 9/7-9/13
Akademy 2020 2020 Online 9/4-9/11
Akademy 2021 2021 Online 18/6-25/6
Akademy 2022 2022 Barcelona, Spain 11/1-11/7
Akademy 2023 2023 Thessaloniki, Greece 7/15-7/21[3]

Akademy Awards

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The yearly Akademy conference gives Akademy Awards, are awards that the KDE community gives to KDE contributors. There are three awards, best application, best non-application and jury's award.

Year Jury Best Application Best Non-Application Jury's Award
2005[4] Aaron Seigo, Brad Hards, David Faure and Matthias Ettrich Albert Astals Cid and Enrico Ros for KPDF. Lauri Watts for the KDE documentation. Stephan Kulow and Oswald Buddenhagen for Subversion migration.
2006[5] Albert Astals Cid, Enrico Ros, Lauri Watts, Stephan Kulow and Oswald Buddenhagen Boudewijn Rempt for Krita. Alexander Neundorf for his work on CMake in KDE SC 4. Laurent Montel for KDE4 Commit Champion.
2007[6] Boudewijn Rempt, Alexander Neundorf and Laurent Montel Sebastian Trueg for K3b. Matthias Kretz for Phonon. Danny Allen for the KDE Commit-Digest.
2008[7] Sebastian Trueg, Matthias Kretz and Danny Allen Mark Kretschmann for Amarok. Nuno Pinheiro for Oxygen. Aaron Seigo for Plasma.
2009[8] Mark Kretschmann, Nuno Pinheiro, Aaron Seigo Peter Penz for Dolphin. Celeste Lyn Paul for her usability work. David Faure for greatest service to KDE.
2010[9] David Faure, Celeste Lyn Paul, Peter Penz Aurélien Gâteau for Gwenview. Anne Wilson for her community work. Burkhard Lück for improving the state of KDE documentation.
2011[10] Aurélien Gâteau, Anne Wilson, Burkhard Lück Martin Gräßlin for KWin. Dario Andres for bug triaging team. Tom Albers for building up a sysadmin team.
2012[11] Martin Gräßlin, Dario Andres, Tom Albers Camilla Boeman for Calligra Words. Lydia Pintscher for Google Summer of Code and Season of KDE Kévin Ottens for his work on KDE Frameworks 5 and Nicolás Alvarez for his work on the conversion of KDE projects to git
2013[12] Lydia Pintscher, Kévin Ottens, Nicolás Alvarez and Camilla Boeman Eike Hein for his work on Konversation Vishesh Handa for taking over the Nepomuk maintainer hat and rocking at stabilizing the beast Timothée Giet for shaping the future and community of Krita

Kenny Duffus for being the memory and soul of Akademy

2020[13] Volker Krause, Nate Graham and Marco Martin Bhushan Shah for creating a new platform, Plasma Mobile Carl Schwan for his work of revamping KDE's websites Luigi Toscano for his work on localization


KDE One is the first KDE community meeting with 15 participants, and budget is 14000 DEM (7158 EUR). The results of discussions are: KParts for embedding applications into each other, definition of a filesystem standard, all applications should be internationalized, need a list of keybindings that are obligatory for all applications, and need more and better documentation. The social event is a walk through the historical town of Arnsberg. The sponsors helped with money donations consists of S.u.S.E. GmbH, Caldera Inc., LST Software GmbH, O'Reilly Verlag, JF Lehmanns Buchhandlung, Delix Computer GmbH, Dorint Hotel Arnsberg-Neheim, and Wirtschaftsförderung Arnsberg GmbH.[14]


KDE Two is the second KDE community meeting with 40 participants, organized by SuSE and Caldera. KDE e.V. meeting elect the new board consists of Kurt Granroth (president), Chris Schläger (vice president), Mirko Boehm (treasurer), and Preston Brown (board member).[15]


The KDE Contributor Conference (code-named Kastle) was held at the Zámek (Castle) in Nové Hrady, Czech Republic. The conference program consists of KDE e.V. membership meeting, technical Talks, brewery tour, and hacking festival.[16] The conference is run by KDE e.V., the Academic and University Center Nove Hrady and the Polytechnic University of Upper Austria in Hagenberg.[17][18]


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aKademy 2004

The KDE Community World Summit 2004 (code-named aKademy) take place at the Filmakademie Ludwigsburg. The conference is jointly organized by KDE e.V., Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart (WRS), and Linux New Media AG.[19][20]

aKademy 2005

The aKademy 2005 logo

The KDE Developers and Users Conference 2005 (code-named aKademy) take place at the University of Málaga. KDE e.V. Meeting take place at 26 August. KDE User and Administrator Conference takes place at 27 to 28 August. KDE Developers and Contributors Conference takes place at 29 to 30 August. Coding Marathon for KDE Developers and Contributors takes place at 31 August to 4 September.[21][22]

aKademy 2006

The aKademy 2006 takes place in Trinity College Dublin. The conference was focused on KDE SC 4, desktop standards and cross-project collaboration, and meeting the community.[23][24]

aKademy 2007

The aKademy 2007 takes place at the Graham Hills Building, University of Strathclyde.[25]

Akademy 2008

The Akademy 2008 takes place at Campus De Nayer, Lessius Hogeschool.[26]

Akademy 2010

The presentation about Wikimedia UX at Akademy 2010

The Akademy 2010 was held in the main building of the University of Tampere from July 2–9, 2010.[27]

Akademy 2017

The Akademy 2017 was held in Universidad de Almería (UAL) in Almería, Spain, from July 22–27, 2017.[28]

Stalls at the conference were held by LibreOffice,[29] Slimbook,[30] and SUSE,[31] among others.

Akademy 2018

The Akademy 2018 was held at TU Wien in Vienna, Austria, from Saturday 11th to Friday 17 August.[32]


Year Venue Date
2006 Barcelona 3–5 March
2007 Zaragoza 17–18 November
2008 A Coruña 21–23 November
2009 Gran Canaria 10–11 July
2010 Bilbao 7–9 May
2011 Barcelona 20–22 May
2012 Zaragoza 18–20 May
2013 Bilbao 11–12 July
2014 Málaga 11–12 July
2015 A Coruña 23–24 July

Akademy-es is a conference for Spanish community since 2006, aimed at Spanish speakers. The event is organized by Spanish local organization. KDE España organizes the event since 2008. The annual KDE España Assembly takes place during the event.

Akademy-es 2006 was held at Espai Jove Bocanord in Barcelona, organized by Badopi.[33] Akademy-es 2007 was hosted by Hispalinux, Wireless Zaragoza, and the Zaragoza council.[34] Akademy-es 2008 was held at University of A Coruña, was organized by the KDE España and GPUL, sponsored by Oficina de Software Libre da Universidade da Coruña, Mancomun, Igalia, Qt Software and eyeOs.[35] Akademy-es 2009 was held in the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.[36] Akademy-es 2010 was held in the Engineering Technical School of Bilbao, was organized by KDE España and Itsas. There were approximately 80 participants. The KDE España Assembly elected the new board consists of Albert Astals Cid (president), Rafael Fernández López (vice president), Aleix Pol (secretary), and José Millán Soto (treasurer).[37] Akademy-es 2011 was organized by KDE España, was sponsored by Google and Nokia, and was supported by the Linux and Todo-Linux magazines. The event was held in two different locations: the Polytechnic University of Catalunya for presentations of first day, The School of Sant Marc de Sarrià for last two day.[38]


Year Venue Date
2010 Salvador 9–11 April
2011 São Paulo 12–15 November

Akademy-BR is addressed to Brazilian community since 2010. The purpose of the meeting is to gather and organize ideas Brazilian developers on how to help KDE in Brazil. Akademy-BR 2010 was organized by the local group named LiveBlue. There were thirty participants from all over Brazil.[39] Akademy-BR 2011 is organized by KDE-MG.

See also


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